Do you like fast planes? Then you will love the HobbyKing GL-Speedy! Unlike the already popular kit version, this Plug N Fly GL-Speedy has the motor, ESC & servo's pre-installed, meaning you can be in the air in double quick time!
The PNF Speedy is the ideal model for those who fancy a "warmliner" type Sport glider but are not so keen on foam construction, the Speedy has a top quality NTM motor fitted and can be assembled in almost the same amount of time as a lot of foamy performance models, with it's efficient power train and excellent glide, the Speedy offers great flight times and performance in a great looking package!
Plug & Fly, simply add your RX and Battery! (not included)
Fast and Easy Assembly
Smooth and tough Composite Fuselage
Balsa/Ply Wing & Horizontal Stabilizer
Ultra Lightweight Construction
Powerful NTM Brushless Outrunner Pre-Installed
1 pc Removable Wing for Easy Transportation
Carbon Wing Tube
All Hardware Included
Wing Span : 1600mm
Length : 970mm
Flying Weight: 910g
Wing Area: 23.3dm2
Wing Loading: 38.6g/dm2
Motor: NTM 3536 900kv Brushless Outrunner
ESC: 20A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 3
Prop: 10x6 Folding Prop & Spinner
Your own 4ch TX & RX
1800mAh~2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
I bought the Kit for 128 on the EUR Warehouse, paying 52 shipping ! cost and 32 customs !, The Plane I received is not flyable at all, because the Wings and the horizon stabalizer are not in parralel, they are crooked, and not only a little, about 5 degrees. RMA by Hobbyking is open and they offered me to give me 20Dollar, or refund 80pcnt of the modell cost (80pcnt fron 128) if I am sending it back, because it is glued already.
I asked to get an new body, but up to now no answer.The PNF version -on 3S-is NOT a fast flying model-the Super Kinetic is faster-and the Dynamic S is a lot faster-a great model-but mis-named in my opinionThis airplane only took a couple of days to put together. I did put a 4 cell 3000mah zippy 4 cell lipo and 40 amp mystery esc the plane is pulling 25 amps. I also had to put about 3/16 lexan on right side to make the wing level with the tail (the 4 stars for quality) but the plane flys really nice and has a ton of power video coming soon.Ordered from Hobbyking UK . Fast delivery and double boxed for shipping. Ordered this model as I have been flying foamy fox glider for a year now.
Build time is about a hour very little work involved , no instruction but simply enough to put together. Off to the local football pitch for first flight , wind speed around 9mph.
Launched the glider with turngy 2200mAh 3 cell battery,GOC 70mm back from leading edge and the glider climbed sharp into the sky so a little trimming required,and after a few minutes flying very smooth, glides very well and plenty of power .
Please with the glider but I am going to add a screw fix point to the front of the wings to make it a stronger fix to the fuselageHaving had good experience with the kit, I bought two of these. A big mistake!
Neither the first nor the second fuselage is straight. Both need about 8mm tape on one side of the fuselage where the wing is mounted somehow horizontally (while the rudder still is not straight).
One of both fuselages already is (at least it looks like) "repaired" or at least very lousy retouched. Like one would retouch with a too big brush and not taking care at all.
The servos were mounted with not too much care. On one wing piece about 3mm cover is missing after the builder cut too much cover to fix the servo.
Nevertheless I would like to mention thatt all servos, the motor and the esc are running correctly so far.
If I could recommend, perhaps buy the kit, add a 4S NTM prop drive, a carbon prop 10x6 or similar and have (probably more) fun!I really like this plane. I have the Kit version that I built a few months ago, I have had many flights with it now and I am very happy. I did how ever have a stall crash yesterday by gliding too slowly with the wind too close to the ground, but I have ordered another kit already because I enjoy flying it si much. I was running a 12x6.5 prop on 4s pulling about 75A and over 800W, climed like a rocket. I have an on board video of the final flight and a few other flights on youtube, just do a serch for GL speedy Matt Hellyar. really great fun to fly, I'm looking forward to the arrival of my new body so I can get it in the air again.Me too, I built this plane. I used a Hacker A20 12XL (recommended up to 1500 gramm glider), 60Amp Plush ESC, 12g MG servos, 10x6 HK Folding Prop (or 9.5x5.5 Folding Prop from Robbe) and Turnigy 3S 2200 battery (abt. 35C). The plane climbs continous, but not amazing. However, it climbs satisfying. Flying is satisfying, too, not overwhelming, but for the price it's nice. And the plane looks nice, too, in my opinion. To land it, you have to direct both ailerons upwards, this makes the plane slowlyer though you nevertheless can control it (otherwise it comes in quite fast). Building goes fast, so I think one has to seriously study about taking the kit version which is extremely cheap and using Motor/ESC/Servos one likes. Enjoy!I built the kit, its a great plane , mine goes up like rocket, wooshes down ,id you like woooshing this plane woooshes . I use spoilerons for landing. get this or the kit if you like building.If I crashed this plane Id buy another one same day..its stable and flies straight . the kit is great value too.